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First One Month Retreat for Young Women in India

Tue, 3 Dec, 2019 - 16:22

First One Month Retreat for Young Women in India

Tue, 3 Dec, 2019 - 16:22

“I was so determined to come here, I sent my resignation (letter) and I came” - Ashweeni (Nanded)

In 2018, for the first time in India, a five week Dhamma training course for young women took place. It was arranged by members of the Indian women’s ordination team and supported by Padmasuri and Karunamaya. It was a significant retreat as many of the participants have families and children, making it was difficult for them to come away...

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Cardiff Buddhist Centre's First Bed and Breakfast Retreat

Tue, 5 Nov, 2019 - 17:43

Cardiff Buddhist Centre's First Bed and Breakfast Retreat

Tue, 5 Nov, 2019 - 17:43

The Cardiff Buddhist Centre have just hosted their first Bed and Breakfast retreat on the theme of the Bodhisattva training. A Bed and Breakfast retreat is where one sangha invites people from other Triratna sanghas to come and stay with members of their sangha - who provide them with bed and breakfast - so they can join them on retreat. 

Kamalagita, the Chair of the Cardiff Buddhist Centre writes: “We promised guests a ‘Warm, Welsh Welcome’ (Croeso, Cynnes Cymraeg) and they came from...

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Urgyen Tulip Revival

Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 - 15:18

Urgyen Tulip Revival

Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 - 15:18

Metta Vihara, the retreat centre for Belgium and the Netherlands, opened in 2012. To help fund that project they asked a bulb grower to create a tulip, which was named Urgyen, after Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and community.

Now the grower has stopped producing it but a Triratna friend, Kees van den Berg, son of a Dutch bulb grower himself, has collected some 18 remaining bulbs and over the coming years is going to restart...

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Life Changing Books

Thu, 11 Jul, 2019 - 10:59

Life Changing Books

Thu, 11 Jul, 2019 - 10:59

Windhorse Publications has been publishing books on mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism for 45 years. Over that time, thousands of people’s lives have changed as a result of reading a Windhorse book. As well as running a 3 for 2 book promotion for the summer, they have now launched their #lifechangingbooks campaign where readers can share which Windhorse book has changed their lives.

Join them on social media (InstagramTwitter or Facebook) to watch people talking about a Windhorse book that has changed...

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Newsbyte: Inter-religious Climate Pilgrimage

Thu, 27 Jun, 2019 - 12:57

Newsbyte: Inter-religious Climate Pilgrimage

Thu, 27 Jun, 2019 - 12:57

“It’s a crucial practice if we want to look after the environment - we have to learn to appreciate it, just take it in, and love it, because what we love, none of us will destroy.” 

Gunaketu and other members of the Oslo Buddhist Centre recently took part in an inter-religious climate pilgrimage from Oslo to Hope Cathedral, an interfaith project, in Fredrikstad (south of Oslo). The purpose of this four day walk was to encourage dialogue between different faiths and to explore their engagement and...

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Experiencing the Power of Sangha: The Triratna International Gathering

Wed, 5 Jun, 2019 - 12:47

Experiencing the Power of Sangha: The Triratna International Gathering

Wed, 5 Jun, 2019 - 12:47

“At the heart of our movement is friendship and Sangha and being [at the Triratna International Gathering] is a really strong experience of a positive community. There’s a lot of love and generosity and mutual help…and you can’t do that by email or Facebook…You have to be together and eat together and sit together, be in the shrine room with 340 people and meditate together, chant together to experience the power of Sangha and mutual appreciation and love.”

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A New Buddhist Centre for Paris

Mon, 6 May, 2019 - 12:44

A New Buddhist Centre for Paris

Mon, 6 May, 2019 - 12:44

In this short film Aryanita, the current Chair, and Vassika, the former Chair, give us an update on their search for a new home for the Paris Buddhist Centre. A lovely, light, spacious place has been found in a peaceful part of Paris, around the corner from a beautiful park. The purchase will be complete in May and building work will start to transform it from a doctors’ surgery into a Buddhist Centre, with the plan for it to...

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Triratna India: Dhammamitra Diksha Ceremony

Mon, 4 Feb, 2019 - 14:49

Triratna India: Dhammamitra Diksha Ceremony

Mon, 4 Feb, 2019 - 14:49

33 young people from Wardha, India, recently made a commitment to follow the Buddhist path in the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community during a Dhammamitra Diksha Ceremony. More than 500 people were present to witness the public declaration they made of their ‘Going for Refuge’ to the Three Jewels.  Here is a short video by Triratna India Media about this event.

Triratna India Media is inspired by the radical vision of Dr B. R....

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The Celebration of the 62nd Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism

Thu, 25 Oct, 2018 - 12:26

The Celebration of the 62nd Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism

Thu, 25 Oct, 2018 - 12:26

On the 18th to the 20th October the Nagarjuna Institute in Nagaloka, India, organised a celebration of Dhammachakra Pravartana day or the 62nd Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar’s Mass Conversion to Buddhism.  This event included an international conference on the theme of ”The Revival of Buddhism in India and its impact on Buddhist Dynamics in South Asia.”

The Nagarjuna Institute, located in Nagpur Maharashtra, India, each year celebrates the anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar’s Mass Conversion to Buddhism by organising...

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Launch of Global Pioneers' Fund

Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 14:59

Launch of Global Pioneers' Fund

Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 14:59

A new fund - the Global Pioneers’ Fund - was launched by FutureDharma at the recent Combined Area Order Weekend in Adhisthana.  Sanghadeva, a ‘serial pioneer’, painted a vision of 3,200 Triratna Centres around the world in another 50 years’ time. The call to support pioneering work inspired about 150 gifts from Order Members totalling £54,000. 

Sanghadeva was speaking on Sunday to 350 Order Members from around the UK and Ireland who had gathered at Adhisthana to...

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